TOMAS SCHUMAN has been person-
ally involved with the world-wide pro-
paganda efforts of the Soviet regime.
Like a true-life Winston Smith, from
George Orwell's "1984", Tomas
Schuman worked for for the communist
equivalent of Orwell's Ministry of Truth
-The Novosti Press Agency. Novosti,
which means "News" in Russian,
exists to produce slanted and false
stories to plant in the foreign media.
The term for this K.G.B. effort is
Mr. Schuman was born under the
name of Yuri Bezmenov in Moscow in
1939, the son of a senior officer in the
Red Army. Consequently, he went to
good schools. At the age of 17 he
entered the Institute of Oriental Lang-
uages of Moscow State University.
After graduating, he worked for No-
vosti, then spent two years in India
as an interpreter and public relations
officer with Soviet Refineries Const-
ructions. He returned to Moscow in
1965 to work for Novosti, serving as
Economic Editor for the Hindi, Urdu
and English Editions of Sovietland
Magazine. In 1969 he went back to
India and continued propaganda efforts
for Novosti in New Delhi, working out
of the Soviet Embassy in a department
called Research and Counter-Propagan-
da. Due to his growing disgust, he be-
gan to plan defection.
In February of 1970 he disguised
himself as a hippie complete with beads
and wig and joined a tour group to
escape to Athens. He contacted the
United States Embassy and, after a
long debriefing by U.S. Intelligence,
was granted asylum and went to Cana-
In Canada, he studied political science
at the University of Toronto for two
years, taught Russian language and
literature and in 1972 was hired by the
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's
International Service as a Producer/
Announcer, broadcasting to the Soviet
Union. The K.G.B. forced him out of
the job in 1976, so he began free-lance
journalism and worked on a variety of
Today he is a political analyst for
PANORAMA W.I.N, in Los Angeles.
He is married, and has two children.
He is the author of two yet unpub-
Copyright by Tomas Schuman
'" * TOMAS
BY TOMAS D. SCHUMAN
Los Angeles 1984
My name is Tomas David Schuman. 1 am what you may call a
"defector" from the USSR, and 1 have a message for you: 1 love you
very much. I love all of you — liberals and conservatives, "decadent
capitalists" and "oppressed masses", blacks and whites and browns
and yellows, rednecks and intellectuals. For me you are the people
who created a unique nation, country and society in the history of
mankind, — by no means a perfect one, but, let's face it — the most
free, affluent and just in today's world.
I am not alone in this love. People all over the Earth, whether they
praise America or bitterly criticize her, look upon you as the only
hope for mankind's survival and the last stronghold of freedom.
Some may not think in these idealistic terms, but they certainly enjoy
the fruits of your civilization, often forgetting to be grateful for them.
Millions of people in the so-called "socialist camp" or in the "Third
World" literally owe their lives to America.
As a war-time child. 1 survived partly thanks to such "decadent
capitalist" (as the Soviets say) things as "Spam" meat, condensed
milk and egg powder that were supplied to my country by the USA
through the lend-lease program of World War II. In the Soviet
Union we secretly but proudly called ourselves "the Spam genera-
tion". Too prosaic? Who cares about "Spam" in today's USA, apart
from "underprivileged" welfare recipients? Well, for me these foods
are not merely the nostalgic delight of my troubled childhood, but
rather, a symbol of love from a friend when I was in need. No amount
of communist propaganda against America has ever been able to
convince me that the United States out to "colonze and exploit". I
will tell you — many people have been more than willing to be
"exploited" the American way. For what other reason have
thousands risked their lives, gone to unimaginable troubles, left
behind their families their motherland and traditional ways of life to
come to America? Have you ever heard of "illegal aliens" risking
their lives crossing the border at midnight into Socialist USSR? Or
the "boat people" swimming oceans and drowning by the thousands
just to reach the shores of Communist China? Or defectors like me,
leaving behind relative affluence and risking bullets in the back in
order to join the "progressive workers paradise" in Russia? No, we all
come here to America, obviously willing to be "exploited by
capitalists" and enjoy "oppression" together with you. Because we
believe and KNOW — America IS A BETTER place.
1 am writing this not to please you with words you want to hear.
The rest of my message may be more unpleasant to you than even
Communist propaganda, or more offensive than the speeches of
"leaders" in Kremlin. But as a true friend of America, I want to help.
My dear friends, I think you are in big trouble. Whether you
believe it or not, YOU ARE AT WAR. And you may lose this war
very soon, together with all your affluence and freedoms, unless you
start defending yourselves. I hope you have noticed on your color
televisions that there is in fact war going on right now all over thi«
planet. This war has many faces, but it's all the same — it's war. Some
call it "national liberation", some title it "class struggle" or "political
terrorism". Others call it "anticolonialism" or "struggle for majority
rule". Some even come up with such fancy names as "war of patriotic
forces" or "peace movement". I call it World Communist
1 know what 1 am talking about, because I was on the side of the
aggressor before I decided to take YOUR side. 1 do not believe — I
KNOW — that in this war no one is being "liberated, decolonised or
made equal", as Soviet doctrine proclaims. You may notice, if you
give yourselves the trouble to observe, that the only "equality" and
"liberation" this war produces is the equality of death and the "libera-
tion" from freedom. Look at Russia, Poland, Hungary, Afghanistan
— would you say the people of those countries celebrated and
rejoiced when the Soviets brought them equality and liberation? Of
course not. We must take a clear and honest look at what Soviet
"liberation" actually means.
This war of Communist World Aggression is not fought against
some mythological "capitalists" as Communist propaganda claims.
No, my dear friends, this war is fought against YOU — personally.
Communist wars of world aggression are not fought for liberty
and equality. We have thousands of unequivocal examples of the
horrendous human suffering, torture and mass death that occur after
a Soviet "liberation". The final stage of Communist aggression —
military confrontation — has very little to do with rivalry for territo-
rial or geopolitical gains in order to free and liberate. Communist
world aggression is a total war against humanity and human civiliza-
tion. In Communist propaganda terms, this is "the final struggle for
the victory of Communism".
The driving force of this war has very little to do with natural aspi-
rations of people for better lives and greater freedoms. If at all, these
aspirations are being used and taken advantage of by the manipula-
tors and progenitors of the war. The real driving force of this war of
aggression is IDEOLOGY — something you cannot eat, wear or
store for a "rainy day". An integral part of this war of ideology is
IDEOLOGICAL SUBVERSION — the process of changing the
perception of reality in the minds of millions of peoples all over the
world. The late comrade Andropov, the former head of the Soviet
KGB called this war of Communist aggression, "the final struggle for
the MINDS and hearts of the people".
The reason that 1 am so certain of the real goal of Communist
aggression is that 1 was actually a part and an unwilling instrument of
Soviet subversion tactics. Having been trained and used by the KGB
for their global ideological subversion campaign, 1 have some first-
hand knowledge about the people behind this war and the methods
they use. 1 know very well the way the Communists, whom the
Western media call "freedom fighters" and "rebels", operate. 1 know
their mentality and their methods, 1 know their ultimate goals, which
are very far from the liberty, equality and freedom they verbally
espouse. Because I have seen the tragic consequences of this war of
ideological subversion, 1 would like to offer some suggestions as to
how we in the United States can DEFEND ourselves against this
deadly war and how we can SURVIVE in this "final struggle for
minds and hearts"
"What's in it for Tomas Schuman," you may ask. Well, I've asked
myself. What do I get for defecting from the winning side (the
Soviets) ... and joining the losers? (I hope 1 don't have to tell you,
that at least a dozen countries have succumbed to the Communists
since my defection.) In reality, dear friends, 1 have gained nothing
materially from my defection. What 1 have gained is a firm commit-
ment to the United States as the last real frontier of freedom. This is
it, dear Americans, your country (and mine now) will be the last to be
"liberated" by Marxists, socialists, and domestic "do-gooders". If the
"liberationists" succeed in bringing their "New Order" to America,
chances are you and I will meet in front of a firing squad — or worse
in a "re-education" forced labor camp in the Alaskan Peoples
You have too many concrete examples of what Communist "libe-
ration" has done for other countries to believe that 1 am wrong when
1 warn you that we are on the brink of disaster. From one that has
lived, worked and seen first-hand the realities of day to day life in a
communist/ socialist state — you must wake up now and start
defending the rights and freedoms you now have. No matter how
many problems you think the U.S. may have, believe me when 1 say
that they are nothing in comparison to the troubles you will
experience if the U.S. continues to agree and sympathize with
I have made my choice to be with YOU, the nation I love. 1 have
risked my life like many others, to tell you of my life and experiences
within a Communist state. You have nothing to risk by listening to
me and making up your mind as to whether 1 am a "cold war para-
noic", as your media calls me, or whether my message makes sense.
The choice is yours.
MY LIFE STORY
1 was born in Moscow in 1939 under the name of Yuri Bezmenov.
My father was an officer of the Soviet Army General Staff. As
inspector of the Land Forces, he was stationed in "fraternal coun-
tries" such as Mongolia, Cuba and East Germany. Were he alive
today, he would rn,ost likely be checking the status of Soviet troops in
Angola, Ethiopia, Yemen, Syria, Vietnam, Cambodia, Nicaragua
and the ever-growing number of other "liberated" countries of the
1 was brought up under the shadow of comrade Stalin, to the echo
of the World War 11. As a loyal and patriotically-minded young
Communist, 1 loved my country, good or bad. However, unlike
certain Western intellectuals and liberals, I did not require half a
century to realize that the "leaders" of my country are self-imposed
dictators — mass murderers, and that the ideology of Marxism-
Leninism is an absolutely false system that produces none of the
advantages or benefits of the "worker's paradise" that it promises. It
was a simple matter for me to compare the Soviet propaganda claims
given to all Russian citizens of glorious "socialist achievements" with
the surrounding realities — early morning bread lines, because we
had so little to eat; the frequents arrests of "enemies of the people"
and the omnipresent fear of the KGB.
Because of my war-time childhood spent in the Asian section of the
USSR, I developed an early affection for the oriental way of life and
at the age of 17 after graduating from elementary school, 1 entered
the Institute of Oriental Languages, an affiliate of Moscow State
University. The Institute was actually under the direct control of
KGB and Communist Central Committee — an elitist nest for future
Soviet diplomats, foreign correspondents and spies. At the Institute,
while studying several foreign language and mass media, 1 was
required to also take compulsory military training. During training,
we students were taught how to play "strategic war games" using the
maps of foreign countries. Civil Defense and anti-nuclear training
were also essential parts of our education. In addition, we took
"interrogation classes" which were designed to teach us how to inter-
rogate prisoners of war. In particular, we were instructed to interro-
gate prisoners as to their reaction to a Soviet nuclear strike aimed at
their country — it was for me a bizarre experience. Upon graduating,
1 was sent to India as a translator for the Soviet Economic Aid Group
which was building oil refineries in two Indian states. Here, during
my first foreign assignment, 1 realized the great discrepancy between
my country's proclaimed goals of "selfless fraternal cooperation"
and the actual ruthless exploitation of India by Soviet neo-colonia-
lists. As an example of this exploitation, the Soviets, in purchasing
Indian manufactured goods, would pay the Indians only in rubles.
I was dreaming about exotic Asia as a
schoolboy (below); and as a student of
Oriental Langiages Institute (above).
Unfortunately, rubles are non-convertible currency on the inter-
national market, meaning that the Indian manufacturer would be
unable to purchase anything on the international market with his
Soviet rubles. On the other hand, the Soviets would take the Indian
manufactured goods and sell them at a substantial profit on the
international market for "hard currency" such as dollars or pounds
which are easify negotiable. So basically, the Indian manufacturer
received only a fraction of the actual worth of his product, while the
Soviets reaped the rewards of their duplicity.
Is it that the Indians are stupid, ignorant people, that they allow
the Soviets to deceive them in this manner? On the contrary — for the
most part, they are innocent victims of one of the world's most
sophisticated con games — Ideological Subversion. They have been
psychologically manipulated through media, politics, etc. into
believing that the Soviets are their friends who are protecting them
from the "Western imperialists." This same subversion game is being
played all over the world — even in America, KGB influence in our
media, politics and nearly every phase of our life has produced a
growing conviction on the part of many Americans that we are the
"bad guys" — again I have to remind you that to date, there has never
been a single defection from the United States. The Soviets have
produced an absolutely ludicrous global lie that people are believing
— why? Because the tactics of ideological subversion work.
Even after witnessing the ruthless tactics used by my country 1 still
naively hoped that things would turn out for the better eventually.
After all, 1 was a product of the post-Stalin era of "thaw" and libera-
lization started by Krushchev. I believed in "Socialism with a human
face". That faith was shattered irreparably only five years later, when
1 witnessed the brutal Soviet military intervention into "fraternal"
Czechoslovakia in 1968.
After completing my first assignment in India, in 1965 I was re-
called to Moscow and immediately joined the "Novosti Press Agen-
cy (Novosti means "news" in Russian) — the biggest and most
powerful propaganda, espionage and ideological front of the KGB. I
was employed by Novosti as an apprentice for their classified
department of 'Political Publications' (GRPP) under comrade
Norman Borodin. After working a short time I discovered that about
75% of the Novosti's staffers were actually KGB officers; the other
25% were "co-optees", or KGB freelance writers / P.R. officers / in-
formers like myself. The other interesting fact 1 discovered was that
there was no "news" at Novosti. My main job, apart from writing,
editing and translating propaganda materials to be planted in foreign
media, was accompanying delegations of Novosti's guests — jour-
nalists, editors, publishers, writers, politicians and businessmen from
foreign countries on tours of the USSR or to international con-
ferences held in the Soviet Union. In actuality, as a freelance jour-
nalist, 1 did absolutely no writing or news coverage at all. After
several months 1 was formally recruited by the KGB as an informer,
while still maintaining my position as a Novosti journalist. My
work with the KGB entailed combining my journalistic duties
with the collection of intelligence data, and the spreading of "disin-
formation" to foreign countries for the purposes of Soviet propa-
ganda and subversion. It was only a matter of time before the KGB
realized that my personal friendships with guests of Novosti Pres
Agency could also be utilized for their operations.
Why did 1 allow myself to be recruited? There really is no simple
answer. For one thing, a Soviet journalist cannot simply say "no" to
the KGB. If he wants to remain alive, free, pursue his career and
travel abroad, he simply must cooperate with the KGB, or suffer the
Secondly, apart from monetary and material gains, a Soviet
journalist co-opted (hired) by the KGB has a rare chance to become
IMPORTANT in his own country, and in 1965, the USSR was still
my country. Many of my colleagues, both cynicists and true patriots,
joined the KGB, naively believing that they could promote them-
selves to the higher positions of power, while maintaining their sec-
retly kept moral principles and disguising their actual disgust of the
system. By the time most of them realized that 'power corrupts' and
that allegiance with the Soviet Communist power corrupts abso-
lutely — it was too late. The majority of my former colleagues are
now firmly entrenched in the 'privileged class 1 and their humanistic
ideals have all been traded one by one for small comforts such as a
private car (a rare thing in the USSR), a free apartment, a country
house ("dacha"), free trips abroad and freedom to socialize with
foreigners, none of which would be possible or available to the
average Russian worker.
So despite my early dislike of the Soviet Communist system, 1
joined the KGB, hoping in some way to 'outsmart them', to play the
game until 1 could see more clearly how to proceed. My rapid promo-
tion followed. 1 was once again assigned to India, this time as a
USSR press-officer and a 'P. R.' agent for the KGB. Because of my
knowledge of India and her languages — Hindi and Urdu, I became
deeply involved in the KGB operations in India. I was directed by my
superiors to slowly but surely establish the Soviet 'sphere of influ-
ence' in India.
In addition to the bribery and corruption of Indian officials,
blackmail and intrusion into the internal affairs of India, the Soviets
went one step further in their 'brotherly assistance' to India. In 1969
by a secret directive of the Central Committee of the CPSU (Com-
munist Party of the Soviet Union), all embassies of the USSR all over
the world, including India, opened a new secret department in-
nocently titled "Research and Counter-Propaganda Group". I
became a deputy chief of that department, working under a KGB
officer, comrade. Valeri Neyev.
It did not take me long to discover that our group was engaged in
, neither "research" nor "counter-propaganda": behind locked doors
we accumulated intelligence from various sources, including Indian
informers and agents, regarding virtually EVERY important and
politically significant citizen of India — members of Parliament, civil
servicemen, military and public figures, media people, businessmen,
university professors, radical or otherwise students and writers — in
other words EVERYONE instrumental in shaping the PUBLIC
OPINION and policies of the nation. Those who were "friendly "and
ready to invite the Soviet expansionist policy into their own country
were promoted to higher positions of power, affluence and prestige
through various operatons by KG B-Novosti. Large groups, of the
so-called "progressive and sober-thinking" Indians were on a regular
basis, generously supplied with duty-free booze from the embassy
stocks. Soviet sympathizers were invited to the USSR for free trips
and numerous "international conferences" where they not only
received substantial sums of money in the form of "literary awards"
or "Nehru Peace and Friendship" prizes, but were also medically
treated for VD or hernias acquired in the perpetual "class struggle"
against "American imperialism". Those who refused to be "flexible"
and take a voluntary role in this cruel farce were thoroughly charac-
ter-assassinated in the sensation-hungry media and press.
Let me give you an example of how the KGB uses the information
it collects. One day in 1968, I was routinely scanning through the
backlog of USA Information Service releases and classified docu-
mentation, generously supplied to us by our Indian and American
"friends". In one of the dispatches 1 1 read that the South Vietnamese
city of Hue had been captured by the Hanoi Communists. When it was
re-captured by the US Army and allied forces, only two days later,
the CI A discovered to their horror that several thousand Vietnamese
— teachers, priests, Buddhists, businessmen, and educated citizens
— everyone who was "pro-American", had been rounded up by the
invaders and IN ONE NIGHT, taken out of the city limits and
executed collectively. Some were shot. Others, with their hands tied
by electric wire, were found with their skulls crushed-in by shovels
and iron bars. "How could they possibly have located all of these
people within only a few hours in a large city?" — the Americans
wondered. I thought I knew the answer.
Long before the invasion there was an extensive network of
Communist informers working under the guidance of the Soviet
embassy in Hanoi — that is under the KGB. The Communists filed
every bit of information: addresses, personal habits, political affilia-
tions, expressed ideas, unexpressed thoughts revealed in informal
and private conversations, even the names and addresses of relatives,
friends, even lovers and mistresses of the future victims of "libera-
tion". After reading the news release I was sick, physically, with the
realization that the department I was working for in New Delhi was
engaged in exactly the same activity that had been used in the city of
Hue. I realized fully that I was a part of a heinous crime against our
host country. Adding to my nausea, I discovered that some of our
files contained data of a personal nature; intimate information such
as "sexual preferences" e.g. homosexualism, of certain Indian VIPs
— even radicals and Communists openly sympathetic to Soviet
policies. Were they also listed for execution if a Soviet-backed revo-
lution in India should occur?
My frustration was compounded by my KGB supervisor who
coached me in a fatherly tone: "Don't bother with these prostitutes,
the Indian Communists Don't waste your time with them. There is
nothing more dangerous than disillusioned "true believers" in Com-
munism. They turn into the most bitter enemies and counter-revolu-
tionaries — aim higher - at respectable "conservative" well-estab-
lished "capitalists" and pro-American elements!" So, as you can see,
the KGB/ Soviets have absolutely no respect for the majority of their
One event in particular that solidified my increasing horror of
KGB tactics concerned one of my closest Indian friends, a journalist
who represented one of the most influential newspapers in India.
When I discovered that my friend had been targeted for a KGB
character assassination campaign 1 felt a tremendous desire to escape
from the USSR embassy immediately and to confide to my Indian
friend the situation confronting him, and also my desire to break my
ties with the KGB — which meant defection. However, such an
impulse scheme could have hardly succeeded. The Indian govern-
ment, under strong pressure from the Soviet embassy, had adopted a
law which stated that no defector from any country has a right of
political asylum in ANY embassy in the territory of the Republic of
India. This masterpiece of political hypocrisy had been created by
Mrs. Indira Gandhi after Stalin's daughter Svetlana, defected to the
West while residing in India. Because of this situation I knew full well
that my defection would not be a simple matter, and as a result, it
required a carefully thought-out plan. To be caught by the KGB
while attempting defection would mean that I would be forcefully
returned to Russia nand imprisoned — perhaps worse. I therefore
resolved to wait until 1 had formed a definite plan for my escape.
However my patience was running thin. One of the last straws for
me was a story I heard from one of my KGB colleagues: I learned that
the Soviet Union was importing Soviet trained subversives to East
Pakistan in preparation for a revolution there. My colleague further
informed me that Soviet cases marked "printed matter — to Dacca
University" stored in the basement of the USSR consulate in Cal-
cutta were accidentally discovered to contain, not university texts,
but rather Kalashnikov guns (AK-47s) and ammunition for the anti-
cipated communist revolution in Pakistan.
This incident occurred in December of 1969. Two months later I
An announcement fn Indian
newspapers was placed by the KGB
and (heir 'friends' (o prevent my defec-
tion to the West. Anything goes - Just
to prevent the true information from
reaching the media and public - even
'elimination' of a defector.
The KGB and Indian Police were looking for a wrong person: this is how
Tomas looked at the time of defection.
"disappeared" from the USSR embassy in New Delhi. In order to
avoid detection by the Indian Police and the KGB, 1 had disguised
myself as an American "hippie". This method of defection was
actually a guaranteed success — no -KGB detective in his "right
mind" would have thought to look for a missing Soviet diplomat
among the crowds of long-haired, bearded, barefoot, hashish-
smoking Americans who had invaded India in search of 'enlighten-
ment'. And so I escaped to the West. I landed successfully in Canada
in July 1970. There, I studied history and political science, taught
Russian language and literature, and worked for the Canadian
Broadcasting Corporation as an announcer/ producer for Radio-
Canada International (an equivalent of the 'Voice of America'). 1 was
later forced to resign from my position with the Canadian Broadcast-
ing Corporation due to a complaint made by the USSR ambassador
to Canada to the Canadian government stating that I was anti-
Soviet. Realizing that 1 did not have the support of the Canadian
government for having made my choice not to perform acts for the
KGB and Soviet Russia that violated my sense of justice and right
action; I came to America.
Presently I am a freelance writer and political analyst, trying —
though not always successfully, to awaken the Western populace to
the realities of life under the Soviet system and to the IDEOLOGIC-
AL SUBVERSION that is being practiced upon them daily. It is my
hope that this booklet, and the follow-up booklets that I am now
writing will make clear to all who read them, the real facts behind the
barrage of false media, ideas and information from the Soviet Union
that represent the Communist state as a "workers paradise". Believe
me when I say, having lived through it — it was no paradise.
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Two different attitudes to India: above Tomas Schuman socializing with
an Indian student and meditating about marrying an Indian girl following
the Marxist slogan: 'Proletarian of all the world, unite'. Communist Party
had a different plan for Schuman 's genes though. He had to marry a Soviet
Below: Soviet diplomat Y. Ashitkov always rolled up the windows of his
car to avoid the 'smell of those stinking Indians'.
All warfare is based primarily on
deception of an enemy. Fighting on
a battlefield is the most primitive way
of making war. There is no art higher
than to destroy your enemy without
a fight - by SUBVERTING anything
of value in enemy's country.
The art of duping the masses into doing things to their own dis-
advantage and making them believe it is "the will of people" is as
ancient as mankind itself. „_ - ,
The essence of sub-
version is best expressed in the famous Marxist slogan, (if you substi-
tute "proletarians" for a more appropriate word): "Useful idiots of
the world — UNITE! To achieve the desired effect, the subverter
must first — make idiots out of normal people, and DIVIDE them,
before turning the people into a homogenized mass of useful and
united idiots. Tanks and missiles may or may not be needed at final
stage. For the time being they are simply the means of terrorising
people into inaction and submission.
500 years before Christ, the Chinese military strategist Sun Tzu
formulated the principle of subversion this way: 1. Cover with ridi-
cule all of the valid traditions in your opponent's country.
2. Implicate their leaders in criminal affairs and turn them over to
the scorn of their populace at the right time;
3. Disrupt the work of their government by every means;
4. Do not shun the aid of the lowest and most despicable individu-
als of your enemy's country.
5. Spread disunity and dispute among the citizens.
6. Turn the young against the old.
7. Be generous with promises and rewards to collaborators and
Sound familiar? About 2500 years later we can read this very same
instruction in a secret document, allegedly authored by the Com-
munist International for their "young revolutionaries". The docu-
ment is titled "Rules of Revolution":
1 . Corrupt the young, get them interested in sex, take them away
from religion. Make them superficial and enfeebled.
2. Divide the people into hostile groups by constantly harping on
controversial issues of no importance.
3. Destroy people's faith in their national leaders by holding the
latter up for contempt, ridicule and disgrace.
4. Always preach democracy, but seize power as fast and as
ruthlessly as possible.
5. By encouraging government extravagances, destroy its credit,
produce years of inflation with rising prices and general discontent.
6. Incite unnecessary strikes in vital industries, encourage civil
disorders and foster a lenient and soft attitude on the part of the
government towards such disorders.
7. Cause breakdown of the old moral virtues: honesty, sobriety,
self-restraint, faith in the pledged word.
1 can not vouch for authenticity of this document, which,
according to American conservative media was captured by the
Allied forces after WW II in defeated Germany, in Dusseldorf. But I
can assure you, that these "rules"are almost a literal interpretation of
those "theories and practices" which I learned from my KGB
superiors and colleagues within the 'Novosti' Press Agency.
Yes, I am well aware of the possibility, that nothing I write here is a
"sensational revelation" to many of you. What I did was simply to
structure my knowledge and experience with the Soviet subversion
system into a simple and graphic record. To help you to get an over-
all picture of the SUBVERSION process, let me first outline for you
the movement of a target nation from the state of "open society" to a
"closed" one. This outline is taken from secret, not so secret and
absolutely non-secret Marxist literature: An "open society" is the one
you are living now. You can work in it, or choose not to work, have
private property or have nothing at all, love it or leave it, criticize it
without fear of being declared an "enemy of people." It is a society,
based on free individual initiative and the free market system.
All you have to do to "screw up" the status quo of a free nation, is
to borrow ON E false idea from the ideology of a communist or totali-
tarian government. For the sake of simplicity, I have chosen the idea
of "egalitarianism". "People born equal therefore must be equal".
Sounds great. But look at yourselves. Were you born equal? Some of
you weighed 7 pounds at birth, others 6 or 5 . . . Are you NOW equal?
In any way? Physically, mentally, emotionally, racially, spiritually?
Some are tall and dumb, others — short, bald and clever. Now, let's
figure out what will happen if we LEGISLATE EQUALITY, and
make the concept of "equality" a cornerstone and pillar of socio-
economical and political system. All right? You don't have to be a
great economist or sociologist to foresee that some of the people who
are "less equal" would demand as much as those who are "more
equal" BY LAW!
Aha, now you've got it. There will be some who get more for
GIVING less and take advantage of those, who are even "less equal",
say, in the art of TAKING. And to avoid the squabble for "equal
redistribution" you will have to introduce a THIRD FORCE — the
State. Why? Because people were never equal, are not equal and if
God wanted us to be equal He would probably have made us equal.
No. He provided a difference. "Vive la Difference!" — said the
French before the French Revolution. And they were right.
The beauty of the best, most successful political/ economic system,
created by the Fathers of America has nothing to do with LEGIS-
LATED or enforced equality. The American Republic is based on
the principle of EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES for UNEQUAL and
very much DIFFERENT and diverse individuals to develop their
abilities and to coexist in mutually beneficial cooperation. And that
is entirely different story. That much I knew even from the Soviet
textbooks of American history.
Now let's move faster. People who have declared themselves to be
equal will inevitably come to expect more for their individual needs,
which sooner or later will tragically come to conflict with the "un-
equal" reality. That will automatically produce discontent. Unhappy
and discontent masses are less productive than those who are happy
being what they are and making the best of it. Decreased productivi-
ty, as we all know, leads to such unpleasant things as inflation, un-
employment and recession. These, in turn, cause social unrest and
instability, both economical and political.
Chronic instability breeds radicalism as a means of solving
problems. Radicalism is the precondition of a power struggle which
may (and has often) resulted in violent and forceful replacements of
power structures. If the situation deteriorates badly, this replacement
takes ugly forms of internal civil war, or revolution, or invation of a
"friendly and fraternal" neighbor, and finally ends up in the tradi-
tional way — namely, state control. Depending on maturity of a
nation, and the amount (or absence) of common sense, this control
will manifest itself in the creation of a "closed society" — the opposite
of what we had in the beginning. Borders are closed, censorship of
the media is established, "irritants" and "enemies" of the state are
This is my 'simplistic' and highly 'unscientific' outline of the events
which have happened in many countries of the world. Any nation is
able to do this to herself without any help from comrades Andropov
and Brezhnev and their numerous KGB agents. Any one of you can
easily observe this vicious chain of events by simply reading your
newspapers regularly or even watching the TV.
THE MOVEMENT FROM AN
OPEN SOCIETY TO A CLOSED
ASPIRATIONS VS. REALITY
INFLATION AND UNEMPLOYMENT = RECESSION
CIVIL WAR, REVOLUTION, AND INVASION
THE FOUR STAGES OF SUBVERSION
What many of you do not see, is the second "chain" of events which
I graphically represent in the following chart (see page 22jof the
FOUR STAGES OF SUBVERSION: 1) DEMORALIZATION,
2) DESTABILIZATION, 3) CRISIS , 4) "NORMALIZATION".
What has all this to do with the KGB7 Very simple: these are the
'most favourable conditions' listed in any Marxist textbook of revo-
lutionary struggle. 1 have simply placed them in chronological order
and divided them into three vertical columns: the areas of applica-
tion, the methods of subversion and the expected (or achieved)
In the context of the USA, most of these nasty things are done to
America by Americans . . . with the IDEOLOGICAL help of the
Communist subverters. Most of the actions are overt, legitimate, and
easily identifiable. The only trouble is — they are "stretched in time".
In other words, the process of subversion is such a long-term process
that an average individual, due to the short time-span of his historical
memory, is unable to perceive the process of subversion as a
CONSISTENT and willful effort. That is exactly how it is intended
to be: like the small hand of your watch. You know it moves, but you
CAN NOT SEE it moving.
The main principle of ideological subversion is TURNING A
STRONGER FORCE AGAINST ITSELF. Just like in the Japa-
nese martial arts: you do not stop the blow of a heavier more power-
ful enemy with an equally forceful blow. You may simply hurt your
hand. Instead you catch the striking fist with your hand and PULL
the enemy in the direction of his blow until he crashes into a wall or
any other heavy object in his way.
America is obviously a "stronger force" that Communism is
unable to defeat. But it is possible to conquer this nation using the
preconditions 1 have described, created by Americans themselves,
and diverting America's attention away from these mortally
dangerous preconditions. The situation is similar to a house, the
owners of which have stored explosives and inflammable materials
INSIDE. To destroy this house the enemy does not have to intrude
physically into it. It is enough to start a fire next door and wait till the
wind blows in the right direction. Meanwhile the enemy may "throw
in some great ideas" for the owners to argue about in order to take
their attention off the actual fire: environmental protection, gay libe-
ration or emancipation of house pets are the types of non-critical
arguments that divert America's attention from the real danger.
Smart people would notice the fire and remove the inflammable
objects and materials BEFORE the house catches the fire. Useful
idiots will keep arguing about whether it is constitutional or not to
THE SUBVERSION PROCESS
2. EDUC ATION
4. CULT! IRE
i. law and ordfr
2. social relations
4. internal politics
1. FAMILY, SOC IF/1 Y
I POWER STRUGGLE
j. society f1bfr, law
DEMOR ALIZATION (1 5 IP 20 YEA RSI
POLITICIZE, COMMERCIALIZE, ENTERTAINMENT
MONOPOLIZE. MANIPULATE, DISCREDIT. NON-ISSUES
FALSE HEROES AND ROLE MODELS
LEGISLATIVE, NOT MORAL
RIGHTS VS. OBLIGATIONS
INTELLIGENCE, POLICE, MILITARY
SPORTS, MEDIC ARE, JUNK FOOD
LOWER THE UPPERS, BIBLE?
GENETICS VS. ENVIRONMENT
UNIONS VS. SOCIETY
DESTABH.IZATION 12 T O 5 Y EARS)
POPULISM, IRRESPONSIBLE POWER STRUGGLE
DESTRUCTION OF BARGAINING PROCESS
GRASS ROOTS PARTICIPATION
ISOLATION, MULTI-NATIONS, AND CENTRAL COMM.
ADDIC LIVE FADS. MASS'
LESS INDIVIDUAL RESPONS.
NO LOYALTY (STATE)
YIELD TO BIG BROTHER
CRISIS 12 TO * MONTHS)
BY TOMAS SC HUMAN
This chart shows the four stages of Soviet ideological subversion: demoralization, destabilization, crisis, and
normalization. The methods used by the subverter in the different areas of life produce their desired results in a country
that does not resist the subversion process.
pay firefighters, or the equality of husband and wife in domestic
chores (who should remove the combustibles), until the actual explo-
sion blows their enfeebled brains all over the neighbourhood.
Now, let us get back to my chart. I know it is going to be somewhat
boring. But my purpose is not to entertain you but to explain what
my former KGB bosses consider important for your "liberation".
This process has many names: psychological warfare, ideological
aggression, propaganda warfare etc. The KGB calls it "Active
Measures". Since my defection from the USSR embassy in 1970, 1
have been trying desperately to explain to the Western media, politi-
cians, "intelligence community" and your "academic-sovietologists"
that Active Measures are more important and dangerous than classic
espionage — James Bond style.
At long last, in 1983, in his new book "KGB Today" John Barron
accurately and excellently described the process of demoralization,
basing some of his analysis on the data supplied by another KGB
defector, KGB official, Stanislav Levchenko — incidentally, my
former schoolmate from the Oriental Studies Institute who was later
stationed in Tokyo, Japan under the guise of correspondent with
"New Time" magazine.
Stanislav Levchenko succeeded where 1 failed: he brought the
Active Measures to the attention of American public. The purpose of
this process is to change your perception of reality to such an extent,
that even despite an abundance of information and evidence about
the danger of Communism, you are unable to come to sensible con-
clusions in your own interests and in the interests of your nation.
John Barron ominously titled one chapter of his book, dedicated
to analysis of the Active Measures, "Reality Upside Down". Excel-
lent title! This is exactly what my KGB gurus of subversion in
'Novosti' Press Agency taught me. One of the main tactics in this
process is to develop, establish and consistently enforce a set of
'double standards': one in relation to the USSR, another to the USA.
Western analysts have already pointed out the diverse tactics of
"Active Measures." Some of these were exactly the ones 1 was trained
to use while working with foreign delegations in Moscow and the
USSR embassy in New Delhi: overt and covert propaganda; use of
"Agents of Influence," faked 'International Forums' created by
KGB/ Novosti to bring the atmosphere of legitimacy and respectabi-
lity to Soviet operations; . provoking and manipulating mass
demonstrations and assemblies; spreading rumours and 'reliable
information from circles close to Politbureau'; forgeries of USA
Information Service press-releases; planting phony stories in local
media; creating hundreds of tabloid newspapers subsidized by the
USSR embassy through front organizations and fake 'advertising'
companies for the purpose of 'legally' financing groups of subver-
sives and radicals, etc. Other tactics, such as sabotage, character
assassination of 'stubborn' Indians resisting Soviet subversion, ter-
rorism and even occasional killings of 'reactionaries and counter-
revolutionaries' for the psychological effect of 'paralyzing with fear'
— these also were used by my KGB colleagues from other depart-
ments of the USSR embassy.
I am less familiar with these aspects of the subversion process. My
role as a 'legitimate'and overt public relations man and a 'charisma-
tic' socializer was directed by the KGB mainly at the initial stage of
subversion. After a certain period of befriending and 'cultivating'
foreigners, I had to provide my KGB supervisor with my 'psycholo-
gical assessment' of the target individual (or group) and pass them
over to the "professionals" for further 'processing' and recruitment.
Nevertheless, I was able to reconstruct the overall picture of the
process rather accurately, and, unlike the Western 'sovietologists',
come to more systematic and logical description of subversion.
What I offer you now is a chart as simple as a multiplication table
and as complex as calculus. This isTHEFlRSTTlME this chart has
ever been published, in its entirety.
Let us start with the first stage of DEMORALIZATION. It takes
about 15 to 20 years to demoralize a nation. Why that many (or few)?
Simple: this is the minimum number of years needed to 'educate'
ONE GENERATION of students in a target country (America, for
example) and expose them to the ideology of the subverter. It is
imperative that any sufficient challenge and counter-balance by the
basic moral values and ideology of this country be eliminated. In
absence of ANY cohesive and consistent national ideology, the task
of the subverter becomes even easier. In the USA, as we all know,
there is MULTIPLICITY of ideas and ideologies today, without
proper emphasis on the main and basic American ideology of the
original republic and the free market system. It is not even considered
'intellectual' or fashionable these days to subscribe entirely to this
'outmoded' set of ideas.
To be successful, the process of subversion at the stage of
DEMORALIZATION must be always and only a TWO-WAY
street which means that the target nation MUST be made a RECI-
PIENT — passive or active — of the IDEAS of the subverter.
Democracy is by definition a RECIPIENT of a multiplicity of
ideologies and values, whether good or bad. Unfortunately 'bad'
ideas are often proven and revealed only after a long period of time,
during which many have absorbed them and allowed them to change
their nation's attitudes and behaviour. Ancient Japanese rulers
understood this principle very well when they virtually ISOLATED
their nation from ANY foreign influence — good, bad or neutral.
Imperial Japan was 'preserved' in its own set of historical values long
enough to bring up a mature and morally stable nation able to make
the change to an entirely new technological civilization with negligi-
ble damage to national fibre. More than that: the Japanese, although
reluctantly, opened up to Western values and surpassed the West in
the shortest possible historical span since the World War II, becoming
one of the greatest industrialized and technologically advanced
powers in the world. Without such 'maturity' a nation may ill-
conceive even the most favourable foreign influence which is clearly
demonstrated bj; a number of 'decolonized' Third World countries
prematurely embracing parliamentary democracy.
But if and when an outside influence is purposely ill-intended, an
immature nation — or a nation with a neglected indigenous ideology
(America) — automatically becomes a recipient of SUBVERSION
in its early stage of DEMORALIZATION.
The successful demoralization is an IRREVOCABLE process, at
least for another generation. Why? Let us take an example: the semi-
literate and unstable American generation of the 'crazy' 1 960's is now
approaching the age of 40. These people, who were too preoccupied
with protesting the Vietnam war, the drug/ rock music scene, taking
part in 'love-ins' etc., to study and prepare for assuming their civil
responsibilities, are now in positions of power and decision-making
in government, business, media, social life, entertainment (Holly-
wood), military, and intelligence services. Not all of them? OK, some
of them are. You are STUCK with them, until they retire or resign.
You can not fire them — it's against union regulations. You cannot,
unlike the USSR, send them to Alaska, after declaring them 'enemies
of people'. You can not even openly and effectively criticize them —
they have invaded the media and control public opinion. Unless you
want to be called 'McCarthyist', you cannot change their attitudes
and mores. At this age people are usually 'set' in their ways as indivi-
duals. YOU ARE STUCK with them. THEY change your attitudes
and opinions, they navigate the domestic and foreign affairs, they are
making decisions and choices for YOU, whether you like it or not.
To change the direction of America's future and to return to the
basic American values, proven to be efficient and productive for
almost 200 years of historically unprecedented freedom and
affluence, you have to educate a NEW generation of Americans, this
time in the spirit of patriotism and CAPITALISM. All right, you
don't want to 'return'. You'd rather have something new and
progressive AND constructive, to make America once again re-
spected and loved all over the world, so that the recipients of the U.S.
aid no longer shout 'Yankee Go Home"? In any case, even if you start
the education of a NEW generation of Americans RIGHT THIS
MINUTE, it will take you the next 15 to 20 years to raise this new
generation to the levels of power and authority
You may reduce this period of time if you can make an enormous
ALL-NATION effort in an atmosphere of prevailing UNITY and
CONSENSUS. It will take a miracle (or another national disaster,
such as a new world war, God forbid) to make Americans embrace
ONE American ideology and to act in ONE direction after decades of
disunity, dispute, partisan antagonisms and self-castigation.
Therefore, let's be realistic: the DEMORALIZATION, whether
self-inflicted or imported, is usually an IRREVERSIBLE — for one
generation at least — process.
THE THREE LEVELS OF DEMORALIZATION
Now, let us see the same stage of demoralization from the stand-
point of the SUBVERTER. Communist manipulators divide the
areas of APPLICATION of their efforts into THREE LEVELS. The
process of demoralization operates simultaneously on all three
levels, which I call for the sake of simplicity: 1) the level of IDEAS
(consciousness); 2) the level of STRUCTURES (socio-political set
up of a nation); and 3) the level of LIFE (which includes all the areas
of MATERIAL existence of a nation, the 'fibre of life' so to say).
Level One: Ideas Rule The World
The level of IDEAS, the highest level of subversion, affects such
vital areas as religion, education, media, and culture, to name just a
few of the most important ones. If we look back in history of man-
kind, we may notice that the greatest upheavals and changes were
caused by IDEAS, by faiths and beliefs, not by KNOWLEDGE or
THINGS. Few peple sacrifice their comforts and lives for such trivial
things as a new car. Scientific knowledge seldom generates strong
collective emotions. Many scientists have preferred life and affluence
to death for scientific truth. I have never heard of a man who would
staunchly face a firing squad for the sake of defending the truth of the
Law of Gravity or 2x2=4. But FAITH in the seemingly irrelevant (at
the time) and immaterial teachings of Jesus Christ generated such
tremendous MORAL FORCE in MILLIONS of human beings for
the past TWO THOUSAND YEARS, that people willingly and
happily accept violent death and tortures rather than deny their
belief in Christ!
Communism and its Marxist- Leninist dogma, according to some
thinkers (Dr. George Steiner for one), is another distorted form of
FAITH, able to inspire martyrdom in millions. Substituting the
traditional values of the Judeo-Christian heritage with this Marxist-
Satanic faith is one of the basic principles of subversion at the stage
of DEMORALIZATION — the highest and most effective level of
IDEAS. The methods are as primitive as they are predictable. You
do not have to be a graduate of a KGB school or Harvard University
to figure out what kind of INTERACTION between the subverter
(KGB) and target (American brains) occurs on this level.
All the SUBVERTER — be it Andropov's KGB or any other pur-
poseful group or organization hell-bent on the idea of a "New World
Order"— has to do is to study the areas where your nation's IDEAS
could be eroded and substituted, and then slowly but consistently
affect these areas by sending infiltrating Agents of Influence to inject
new ideas, desseminate propagandist literature, and encourage self-
All subverter has to do to remove the spiritual backbone of
America is to help you to POLITICIZE, COMMERCIALIZE and
'ENTERTAINMENT-AL1ZE' the dominant religions. There are
many other contributing factors the subverter can also take advan-
tage of, such as the development and spreading of various religious
cults, including Satanic and Death cults; preaching moral relativity
and removing religion (and prayer, ANY prayer) from schools;
creating 'personality cults' in religion whereby the preacher becomes
the center and object of divine worship, not God (often your religious
charlatans claims to be 'incarnations' of God, or even God Himself)
I have selected the above three main methods because I am most
familiar with them. These methods were used by myself and my
KGB-Novosti colleagues and these methods have proven to be suf-
ficiently efficient. We did not have to bother with such silliness for
example as recruiting Billy Graham and forcing him to tell outra-
geous lies about "the existence of religious freedom in the Soviet
Union" in state-run churches in Moscow.
Let's start with the most 'innocent' method of destroying religion,
namely, making it ENTERTAINING. To attract people AND
MON EY to 'established' religious organizations some churches have
literally become theaters conducting variety shows featuring celebri-
ties from the entertainment 'industry' who perform for 'fees'. The
KGB Agents of Influence may or may not have to physically manipu-
late these entertainment arrangements. The indiscriminate choice of
the 'celebrities' for these church 'performances' is usually quite
pleasing to the KGB. A group of rock or pop-musicians with a
message of 'social-justice' sugar-coated in popular 'spiritual' tunes
can be actually more helpful to the KGB than someone standing in
the pulpit preaching Marxist-Leninist doctrine. The sugar-sweet
messages of social equality from the crooning mouths of the enter-
tainers is quite enough to accomplish the aims of the KGB without
any overt activity on their part.
COM M ERCI ALIZATION of religion does the same thing. If the
church has to SOLICIT your money and remind you over and over
again in every TV show to contribute (with telephone numbers to
pledge donations), that only means and infers that there is something
basically wrong with your faith. Faithful people do not have to be
ASKED for money, they tithe to their churches voluntarily and
eagerly. Unhealthy competition for donations between various
'electronic churches' does two things beneficial to the subverter:
(KGB): 1 ) it makes religion dependent on the most successful 'sales-
men' of God (and these salesman may not necessarily be, they
DONT HAVE to be, of the highest moral standards) thus, truly
moral, God -centered people are turned off by organized religion and
2) it EMPTIES regular churches, where you have to practice your
religion by personal physical presence and participation and in-
volvement. All the subverter has to do now is to keep on further dis-
crediting the main body of the church, by harping at religion in
general as "just another means of the capitalist exploitation of mas-
ses, and a profit-oriented opiate of the people". And the Soviet pro-
paganda, and its fronts such as 'Novosti' Press Agency does exactly
that, and quite successfully, through thousands of 'liberal' and
'leftist' media establishments in the USA.
Politicizing religion is the most efficient method of demoralizing a
target nation. Once a nation starts giving to Caesar what belongs to
God, and getting God involved in such things as 'social justice' and
partisan political squabbles, it predictably loses what religion calls
mercy and the grace of God. To put it in 'atheistic' terms, a target
country allows the subverter to use the area of moral values for dis-
semination and enforcement of amoral ideas and policies. The most
powerful instrument of this process is an organization called World
Council of Churches, infiltrated by the KGB to such extent, that it is
hard to distinguish, these days, a priest from a spy. Being a public
relations officer for Novosti, 1 accompanied many foreign members
of the WCC during their visits to the USSR. Some of them struck me
as individuals pathologically unable to say or hear truth. They were
simply allergic to any facts or opinions which would 'undermine'
their 'spiritual' affiliation with the Soviet manipulators. Archbishop
and president (!) Macarios of Cyprus was one such 'religious' visitor.
Skillfully combining both God's and Caeser's things, Macarios was
extremely effective in bringing the desperately needed air of legitima-
cy and 'holiness' to the junta of the Soviet mass murderers and
oppressors of religion. His photogenic presence at various 'interna-
tional forums' in Moscow greatly promoted ACCEPTABILITY of
the Soviet influence in the 'non-aligned' and 'developing' countries.
When, after my defection to the West, I find Trotskyite publica-
tions in a United Church of Canada, or see Nicaraguan Catholic
Church 'fathers' with Soviet-made Kalashnikov machine guns hung
over their church robes, or read about 'humanitarian' aid from the
American Council of Churches given to African mass-murderers and
terrorists, who were trained in my old country by the KGB, 1 do not
'suspect' I KNOW these things to be what they are — direct results of
the Communist SUBVERSION of religion. I do not need any
'evidence' of 'links' between the KGB and the church. The complete
confusion of God-related and politically subverted related goals are
In the extreme left colum of my chart you can see the RESULTS of
DEMORALIZATION in each individual area on each level of sub-
version. The result of the demoralization of religion is a phenomenon
referred to as the "death wish". This expression is borrowed from a
book by a Soviet dissident writer, Igor Shafarevich, titled "Socialism
as a Historical Phenomenon". (YMCA Press, Paris, 1977) Dr.
Shafarevich in analyzing the 'dead' civilizations of Egypt, Maya,
Mohenjo-Dara, Babylon, etc., comes to an ominous conclusion:
EVERY ONE OF THESE CIVILIZATIONS DIED WHEN
PEOPLE REJECTED RELIGION AND GOD, AND TRIED TO
CREATE 'SOCIAL JUSTICE' ALONG THE SOCIALIST
PRINCIPLES. Thus, Socialism, according to Shafarevich, may be a
manifestation of an inborn human instinct of SELF-DESTRUC-
TION, if unrestrained — leading ultimately to PHYSICAL DEATH
OF ALL MANKIND.
This is another area of subversion at the stage of demoralization.
The Marxist-Leninist concept of education emphasizes 'environ-
ment' and 'mass' character of education over individual abilities and
quality. When American media enthusiastically reports (repeating
Soviet propaganda cliches) about 'achievements of Soviet science',
they usually obscure the IDEOLOGICAL aspects and purposes of
the Communist system of education. 'Massiveness'and 'universality'
of education attracts Western sociologists and governmental
bureaucracies alike. For the 'developing' nations this seems to be the
easiest short-cut to many contemporary problems.
The Western public seldom receives the explanation of THE
PRICE of the state-controlled Socialist-type education: political
conformity to dictatorship, ideological brainwashing, lack of indivi-
dual initiative in 'educated masses', lagging behind in development of
science and technology. It is a commonly known fact that most of the
Soviet 'technological marvels'are stolent, bought or'borrowed'from
the West. Most of the scientific and technological research in the
USSR is 'productive' only and always in the most destructive area:
the military. My motherland is still, after more than half century of
'victorious Socialism', a country without even common household
refrigerators, and yet boasts of their 'space exploration' and tremen-
dous military might, which have done absolutely nothing to improve
the day to day life of Soviet citizens.
The American romance with state-run education as encouraged by
KGB subverters has already produced generations of graduates who
cannot spell, cannot find Nicaragua on a world map, cannot THINK
creatively and independently. 1 wonder if Albert Einstein would have
arrived at his Theory of Relativity if he had been educated in one of
today's American public schools. Most likely he would have 'discov-
ered' marijuana and variant methods of sexual intercourse instead.
Wouldn't you agree that KGB sponsored demoralization is no? going
to produce the dynamic, talented and fruitful young Americans of
the future? Contemporary American permissiveness and moral rela-
tivity in education have greatly facilitated Soviet ideological subver-
The main methods of Soviet DEMORALIZATION of American
1 . Student Exchanges whereby American students and professors
go to Moscow and are exposed to ideological brainwashing some-
times lacking the proper education that would allow them to assess
the Soviet information they receive objectively.
2. Flooding of campus bookstores with Marxist and Socialist
literature published both in the USSR and by domestic 'fellow travel-
3. International seminars and conferences with Soviet participa-
tion, where Soviet propaganda seldom is balanced by opposing
4. Infiltration of schools and universities by radicals, leftists, and
simply 'disturbers', often functioning unknowingly under the direct
guidance of KGB Agents of Influence.
5. Establishing numerous 'student' newspapers and magazines,
staffed with Communists and sympathizers;
6. Organizing 'study groups' and 'circles' for dissemination of
Soviet propaganda and Communist ideology.
The eventual result is very predictable: ignorance combined with
anti-Americanism. That's good enough for the KGB at this stage of
LORDS OF PUBLIC OPINION
The American media is a willing recipient of Soviet subversion. I
know this, because 1 worked with American journalists and corres-
pondents in Moscow while on the Soviet side, and after my defection
to the West. People habitually refer to the American media as 'free',
ignoring the obvious and commonly known fact that most of the
most powerful media in the USA, is already MONOPOLIZED both
financially and ideologically by what are referred to as 'liberals'.
American media 'chains' BELONG to fewer and fewer owners, who,
do not seem to mind that the media is being almost totally 'liberal-
ized'. Liberalism, in its old classical sense, means above all, respect to
individual opinion and tolerance to opposing views. However, in
my own experience, communist defectors who have
Tomas Schuman with a copy of 'Look" magazine he helped to produce
as a Novosti manipulator. Below: Look' s idea of 'Russian fashions'
inspired by Novosti manipulators. 'All is fine in Soviet Russia after 50
years of Communism' - that was the message.
Propaganda monument in Volgograd (above) as presented by the 'Look"
magazine; Schuman (centre) with group of American guests, including
Look's photographer Phillip Harrington, who took the pictures for
the propaganda issue of Look magazine.
requested and sometimes literally begged, to have stories of their life
in the Soviet Union told to the American people via the major
American media have been completely ignored.
One of the most devastating
methods of Soviet subversion in American media is the DISCRE-
DITING of authors like myself and the information and opinion of
those who come up with clear evidence of Communist crimes against
mankind. This method is well described in my forthcoming book
entirely dedicated to the activity of the 'Novosti' Press Agency.
Introduction of NON-ISSUES is another powerful method of
demoralizing at the level of 1 DE AS. It will take another full size book
to describe in detail this method. Suffice it will be here to give a brief
definition of NON-ISSUES. An issue, the solution of which creates
more and bigger problems for majority of a nation, even though it
may benefit a few, is a non-issue (civil rights of homosexuals is not an
issue; defending sexual morality is the larger, real issue).
The main purpose of non-issues and the devastating result of their
introduction is the SIDE-TRACKING of public opinion, energy
(both mental and physical), money and TIME from the constructive
solutions. Soviet propaganda elevated the art of infiltrating and
emphasizing non-issues in American public life to the level of actual
Addictive 'mass culture'
Years ago, when I was scanning through a pile of Western newspa-
pers in Novosti's Moscow headquarters, 1 came across a column
written by a Canadian writer, Gregory Clark in the "Toronto Star".
Here it is in full. 1 have saved it for my files;
"If 1 were a Communist agent in America with millions of dol-
lars to spend annually I would not waste it in bribing pubic
servants to give away state secrets. But 1 would lavish and en-
courage the sleazy tune-smiths of that region to turn out more
and more garbage 'culture' . . . Gaggled-headed and obscure
musicians would be helped to prominence. I would seek out the
more questionable publishers of the dirtier paperbacks and slip
them a few hundred thousand so they could set up more respec-
table head offices. Wherever trend shows towards the beat
generation I would offer it a helping hand. Anything that
prompted the insubordination of teenagers, anything that con-
tributes to the confusion and exasperation of parents would be
most liberally endowed. The basic intention of my spending
would be to break down the discipline, encourage relaxation of
authority of every kind so as to build up, in as short time as
possible, an adult generation that could easily go out of con-
s — '
America would look desperately around for any kind of
discipline to rescue them and THERE — pretty as a picture,
would be Communism, the most iron-fisted discipline since
Sparta. The victory would be bloodless . . . Except of course in
concentration camps, torture, prisons, and few things like that.
But nobody would know about that because of censorship of
the press." „ ■
This was written in 1959! The accuracy of this description oi OUR
activity stunned me. We had just completed 'helping a gaggle-head-
ed' Communist entertainer, Yves Montand to 'prominence' in
Moscow and were halfway through with publicly elevating 'obscure'
Indian filmmaker — Raj Kapoor to 'fame'. The editorial offices of
Novosti were teaming with 'sleazy' foreign singers, poets, writers,
artists, musicians and 'intellectuals' coming to my country for sup-
port in their 'progressive struggle'against their own 'decadent capita-
list' societies ...
There is not much 1 can add to that statement of a wise Canadian
columnist today. Yes, KGB encourages DEMORALIZATION of
America through the 'mass culture' by relying upon the help of the
"useful idiots" of the entertainment business. No, the Beatles, Punks
and Michael Jackson are not on the KGB payroll. They are on
YOUR payroll. All the KGB had to do is to slowly and gradually
CHANGE YOUR ATTITUDES and kill your RESISTANCE to
the demoralizing addiction your kids call 'music', make it acceptable,
NORMAL; make it a part of 'American culture' where it does not
belong and never did.
THE SECOND LEVEL OF DEMORALIZATION :
There is a Russian proverb which says: "The sly head gives no rest
to the arms". Let us see what Communist subversion does to your
"arms" — the socio/ political/ economical STRUCTURES of
America. The areas of application for demoralizing American
structures are: 1. Judicial and Law-enforcement system; 2. Public
organizations and institutions dealing with RELATIONS between
individuals, groups and classes of the society; 3. Security and defense
organs; 4. Internal political parties and groups; 5. Foreign policy
formulating bodies both governmental and non-governmental
("think-tanks", academia, "sovietology advisors" etc.)
In the area of "Law and Order", the method of demoralization is to
promote and enforce the prevalence of the "legalistic" approach over
the "moral" one. Several generations of American lawyers and law-
makers, graduating from the 'liberal' (that is LEFTIST, Socialist-
oriented) schools, after long-time exposure to the Socialist
IDEOLOGY, have already created an atmosphere in the U.S. judi-
cial system whereby "underprivileged" criminals are treated as a "vic-
tims" of the "cruel American society", and the real victim (the law-
abiding society) is turned into defenseless and very underprivileged
citizens and taxpayers, PAYING for a comparatively comfortable
life of the criminal in or outside prison. The result is as predictable as
it is desirable for the subverter: MISTRUST of the American popu-
lation towards their own judicial and law-enforcement system, and
people demanding harsher punishments and stricter CONTROLS in
order to fight crime. And what could be better than Soviet or
Communist-type control? Even your 'liberal' media claims that there
is no street crime in Moscow and no drug problem in the USSR.
Similarly, in the area of social life, by encouraging you to put your
individual RIGHTS over your OBLIGATIONS (any obligations —
private, financial, moral, patriotic etc.) the subverter achieves the
desired effect: a society composed of IRRESPONSIBLE INDIVI-
DUALS, each one "doing h is own thing", and acting according to the
"law of jungle". Such subversion of society is the first step to tyranny.
To demoralize America's PROTECTIVE FORCES it is enough to
make your kids call the police "pigs" and "fascists" for a decade, dis-
band police agencies watching over subverters and radicals by calling
them "spies" (that is exactly what American Union of Civil Liberties
did), stage campaign after campaign of discreditation and "investiga-
tion" of the wrongdoings" of the police, and in 20 years you arrive at
the present situation, when the majority of civilian population of this
nation is virtually without civil laws or protection from mur-
derers, lunatics, criminals, etc. Can you now expect your police and
civil authorities to protect you and your family in case of terrorist
attack or a major civil disturbance?
The American FBI and CIA have had no better treatment. Amer-
icans are MADE to believe that your own security agencies pose
more danger than the Soviet KGB. There were dozens of "revela-
tions" and exposes on the CIA during the last 10 to 15 years. But
there was not a SINGLE public trial of any Sovie agent of the KGB
caught in the USA "red-handed". There were numerous expulsions
of Soviet 'diplomats' yes. But an equal or greater number of them
came to America to replace their 'fallen comrades'.
There is not a SINGLE law in America which could be used to
legally persecute KGB agents for ideological subversion. But there is
a law that prevents your CIA from using YOUR media to vindicate
their acts to protect YOU against the KGB subversion. Your media
and your H ollywood entertainers lovingly repeat every fabrication of
Soviet propaganda regarding the CIA 'atrocities', mixing it with
truth, half-truth and blatant lie. Demoralizers like Larry Flint regu-
larly entertain the public with juicy stories about 'CI A assassinations'
sandwiched between pornographic pictures in his magazine. Do you
remember when you saw an American film or read a book about the
'good CIA"? I do not imply that pornographer Flint or members of
Rockefeller commission on CIA are on the KGB payroll. But
obviously pornography, as well as political prostitution pays. It sells
'Hustler' magazine, it sells' politicians . . . and it kills the security of
America. Criticism of the KGB does not pay. In fact, critics of KGB
subverters may get killed in the process. What are you, my dear
Americans? A nation of masochists and cowards? When you read
and listen to all this dirt poured upon your security agencies by the
media and politicians, can't you realize, that the most just and factual
criticism of the CIA is wrongly addressed? Security agencies of
America (unlike the KGB) are INSTRUMENTS in the hands of a
nation and her elected POLITICIANS. One should not blame an
instrument, when it is the OPERATOR'S fault. If the instrument
malfunctions — CORRECT it, and don't use a hammer where a fine
screwdriver is needed.
Very often American media presents a picture of CI A and FBI as a
'mirror reflection' of the KGB and its 'fraternal services'. False. The
KGB is a POWER which systematically and ruthlessly MUR-
DERED about SIXTY MILLION of my countrymen, and still
engages in the killing of innocent defenseless people all over the
world. How many were killed by the CIA? Do numbers (and 'quality'
too) matter at all to you? Or was comrade Stalin right, when he said
that ONE person shot is a tragedy, but 1 million is statistics 1 ?
Now let's look at how you treat your military. What is the image of
the military presented to you and the rest of the world in the Amer-
ican press and the electronic media? If there is a U.S. general, he is
called a trigger-happy 'warmonger', a 'hawk' and 'aggressor'. One of
the most popular TV series — M.A.S.H. — presents your military as
a bunch of very humorous, hysterically funny bunch of psychotics,
queers, alcoholics and otherwise rather unruly characters. Recently I
saw a film titled "Rage", where the Pentagon is depicted as a cruel
experimentor, testing chemical weapons on unsuspecting American
farmers. And it is shown on TV exactly at the very same time when
Soviets are using chemical weapons in Afghanistan, Cambodia and
Laos, and provide the same to their Iraqi 'brothers'for their fraternal
genocide in Persian Gulf. Have you EVER seen a movie or a TV
series about THAT? Every American student knows the name of the
Vietnamese village Mi-Lai and what it stands for, namely,- an "Amer-
ican war crime." Do you remember the name of the Soviet pilot who
shot down the Korean passenger airliner with 269 passengers aboard,
including some 60 Americans and a US senator? Do you remember
the name of that senator? Does anybody in America EVER learn
from American media the names of thousands of Cambodian and
Afghani villages TOTALLY EXTERMINATED by the Soviet mili-
tary? Where is Jane Fonda and Dr. Spock, who used to express so
much concern and love for Vietnamese and Cambodians when the
US military was there?
The 'double standard' applied and enforced and LEGITIMIZED
by the manipulators of public opinion in the USA is a direct result of
the long-term process of the DEMORALIZATION of the IMAGE
of the US MILITARY in the minds of millions all over the world.
The result? Study the chart . . .
'Quiet Diplomacy' or surrender?
There are hundreds of volumes written about the ways Commu-
nists use foreign relations for their purposes. There are NONE which
reveal the link between the failures of American diplomacy and the
process of demoralization. From time to time defectors from the
Communist side, such as Arkady Shevchenko, the USSR representa-
tive in the UN, give breath-taking accounts on how the Communists
are using 'diplomacy' for subversion. And yet all the crowds of
"experts" and "kremlinologists" are seemingly unable to put the
pieces together and to raise their voices AGAINST dealing with the
Communists in a 'diplomatic' way.
Many public figures have noted that most of Americans do not
want to hear unpleasant things. Politicians in the USA know this. So
does the KGB. Every American administration has contributed to
the process of DEMORALIZATION of their own foreign policy by
continuously negotiating and SIGNING "peace treaties" From the
"Lend Lease" to the "Helsinki Accord" to the "SALT" treaties,
creating false expectations and voter complacency and NEVER
openly and honestly admitting that NONE of those agreements and
treaties EVER WOR KED — for America that is — They ALL bene-
fited the USSR however. In the process America has lost MOST of
her foreign friends to the 'Socialist camp' — Concentration camp, to
be precise. Presently the USA is rapidly nearing a situation of
TOTAL ISOLATION from the rest of the world. Even our long-time
friend Great Britain did not support America, even verbally, on the
liberation of Grenada, despite the obvious fact that America was on
the British side in the ridiculous war over the Falkland Islands.
What could be more amoral than the 'peace with honor' signed by
Kissinger with Hanoi Communists? — ask the Vietnamese 'boat
people'. When someone makes a deal with a murderer we call him
'accomplice in crime', we don't award him with 'Nobel Peace Prize'.
Or do we? What should we call this kind of foreign policy which is
both amoral AND hurts America?
Level Three: Unhealthy Body — Unhealthy Mind
Demoralization in such areas as family life, health services, inter-
racial relations, population control and distribution and labor rela-
tions I call the 'LIFE' level.
Marxist-Leninist ideology coated in various indigenous "social
theories" have greatly contributed to the process of American family
break-up. The trend recently is changing in the opposite direction,
but many generations of Americans, brought up in broken families,
are already adults lacking one of the most vital qualities for the survi-
val of a nation —-LOYALTY. A child who has not learned to be loyal
to his family will hardly make a loyal citizen. Such child may grow
into adult who is loyal to the State though. The USSR example is
rather revealing in this case. In the struggle for the 'final victory of
Communism', the goal of the subverter is to substitute, as slowly and
painlessly as possible, the concept of loyalty for NATION with loyal-
ty to the "Big Brother" welfare state, who gives everything and is able
to TAKE everything, including personal freedom — from every citi-
zen. If that objective is successfully achieved, the subverter does not
need any nuclear warheads and tanks and may not even need the
physical military INVASION. All that will be needed is to 'elect' a
'progressive thinking' president who will be voted to power by
Americans, who have been addicted to welfare and 'security' as
defined by Soviet subverters.
Very similar methods are being used in the area of medical and
health services and sports, (as part of an activity meant to keep the
population healthy). By encouraging 'professionalism' in spectator
sports ' rather than encouraging individual sports participation,
America enfeebles herself as a nation. Most American adults who
'love sports' watch TV sports programs, while munching pretzels
with their beer, and NOT taking physical participation in sports acti-
vity. Unlike in the USSR, sports is not a COMPULSORY part of
elementary education in America. Impressive victories of Soviet
athletes at international competitions further facilitate the IDEAS
OF THE SUPREMACY of SOCIALISM in the area of public
health, thus convincing more and more Americans of the need to
emulate the Soviet system and introduce it into the American
What many Americans do not realize, is that what they see on their
TV screens is not REAL Soviet sport. The majority of the USSR
population is not 'athletic' at all; they are sick from the lack of
correct nutrition and alcoholism. Soviet athletes are state-created
exceptions to the general national deterioration in the USSR.
A similar myth is being promoted in the U.S. about 'free health
care' in the USSR. While working in Moscow, accompanying nume-
rous foreign delegations and showing them 'regular' medical facilities
in clinics and kolkhos hospitalsr-my guests did not all realize that I
was taking them to specially prepared 'exclusive' medical establish-
ments, 'only for the eyes of foreigners'. When 1 arranged interviews
with Soviet doctors, telling my guests about the 'glorious achieve-
ments' of Soviet surgery, some of them had no way of checking if
these 'achievements' were available to USSR collective farmers or
workers in Siberia. They are not. And many Americans know about
this, although they have never visited my old country. Yet the tenden-
cy of U.S. bureaucrats is to enlarge the state-run medicare, despite
the fact that, as shown in the USSR and elsewhere, socialized medi-
cine is sub-standard, less efficient, and most definitely less progres-
sive than privately owned and operated medical facilities within a
properly functioning free market system.
Demoralization in the area of food CONSUMPTION patterns is
also effective in the introduction of such things as 'junk foods'. No,
KGB agents do not put chemicals into American food and drink. It is
done by some American mega-monopolies who operate along the
same principles as Soviet 'Obshchepit' (Public Food Service): they
look at consumers as 'units of consumers', not individuals. Abolish-
ing freely competing SMALL food companies, who HAD TO
TREAT YOU INDIVIDUALLY to survive economically, these
giants of indigestion artificially CREATE consumers' tastes and
demands which may not be in the interests of your health but surely
in the interests of the monopoly profit. And here I tend to agree, at
least in part, with America's ralph-naders, and consumer protection
groups, althoughl do not share their ideas on the solution of the
Racial and ethnic interrelations is one of the most vulnerable areas
for demoralization. There is not a single Communist country where
racial groups are 'equal'and enjoy as much freedom to develop them-
selves culturally and economically as in America. Actually, there are
not too many "capitalist" countries where ethnic minorities have it as
good as in the U S A. 1 have been to many countries of the world and 1
can state to you, my dear Americans, that your society is the least
discriminatory. The Communist 'solution' for racial problem is
'final': they simply murder those who are different AND stubbornly
insist on remaining different. Stalin played with whole populations
of 'ethnics' — 'resettling' Estonians, Latvians and Lithuanians in
Siberia, relocating Crimean Tartars from the tropics to permafrost
and Koreans from the Far East to the Kazakhstan deserts. But unfor-
tunately, an 'average' American never recalls these commonly known
facts when his attention is drawn to domestic 'racial discrimination'
issues by those who profess 'racial harmony' along the socialist prin-
ciple guidelines. Why? Simple: because American 'race discrimina-
tion fighters' NEVER MENTION these facts. If the USA were loca-
ted on a separate planet from the Communists, 1 would probably
agree with Martin Luther King when he said that "America is a racist
country'. But when these statements are made on TH IS planet and in
THE MOST INTEGRATED NATION IN THE WORLD, I say to
your 'fighters for racial equality': you are hypocrites and instruments
(even if unwilling) of DEMORALIZATION.
The American traditional solution of racial and ethnic problems is
slow but efficient: the 'melting pot' which raises the less developed
groups to a HIGHER level. It has worked for more than a century of
American history and created the most harmonious and productive
nation on Earth. The present day 'solution'to racial inequality is bor-
rowed from Communist mythology: EQUALITY of all racial and
ethnic groups LEGISLATED by the government and ENFORCED
by state bureaucracies. We know perfectly well that neither races nor
INDIVIDUALS are equal, in every respect. We know that every
nation and race has its peculiar character, abilities, traditions, men-
tality, and ability to learn and its individual PACE OF DEVELOP-
MENT. By mimicking the Soviet 'national policy' of equality
America simply erases the distinct racial characteristics that have
made this country great.
Very briefly on population distribution: urbanization and "de-
landization" (the taking away of private land) is the greatest threat to
American nationhood. Why? Because the poor farmer often is a
greater PATRIOT than an affluent dweller of a large congested
American city. Communists know this very well. The Soviets keep a
very tight control over the size of their cities by the system of 'police
registration of residence' called 'propiska'. They know perfectly well
that the farmer will fight an invader until last bullet ON HIS LAND.
"Underprivileged" or urbanized masses on the other hand, may feel
like meeting an invader with flowers and red banners. ALIENA-
TION of people from privately-owned land is one of the very impor-
tant methods of DEMORALIZATION.
And, finally, we have come to the last but not least important area:
labor relations. I don't think 1 have to tell you about ideological infil-
tration of some labour unions in the USA. This is a well documented
part of your history. Moscow 'International Trade-Union School', a
KGB incubator for agents, takes care of physical infiltration of labor
unions. And that is also well known (even to the CIA) in fact.
What 1 would like you to think about today is this: what sort of
MORALITY it takes to make medical nurses leave sick and dying
patients in hospital beds and walk out to strike for fifty cents an hour
more in pay? OK, for a full DOLLAR more? What makes unionized
electricians leave a city without power in the middle of a severe winter
and let several children in "under privileged" slums freeze to
DEATH? How desperate for money must a unionized truck driver be
to SHOOT TO DEATH a strike-breaking colleague, father of five?
Surely, each individual American, who commits these outrageously
AMORAL acts is not that cruel and egocentric. And, let's face it, not
THAT broke. So, why? My answer is — IDEOLOGICAL DEMO-
The bargaining process in American labor in many instances is no
longer motivated by the desire to IMPROVE working conditions
and wages. In many cases it is not bargaining at all — it's blackmail.
And in the process of the unlimited growth of union POWER, the
American worker loses the only relevant and real freedom he has in
this country: the freedom to choose, to work or not to work, and for
how much. If an individual prefers to work for LOWER pay (and it
must be his free individual choice), he often is no longer able to do so.
1 have just mentioned what happens to strike-breakers in America.
STAGE TWO OF THE FOUR STAGES OF SUBVERSION:
Here the efforts of subverter narrow down to the "essentials": the
internal power structures of a target nation; the nation's foreign rela-
tions; economy and "social fiber". If the preceding stage of DEMO-
RALIZATION is successful, the subverter no longer has to bother
about your IDEAS and your LIFE. Now he gets to the 'spinal cord'
of your country and helps YOU to bring your own society into the
state of DESTABILIZATION. That may take from 2 to 5 years,
depending on the maturity of a nation and its ability to mobilize for
The first symptom of instability is expressed as the desire of the
population to bring to power those politicians and parties who are
charismatic, act like good "caretakers" and promise more "security"
— not from external and foreign enemies, but rather, job "security",
"free" social services and other "pleasure strokes" provided by "Big
Brother". By concentrating the attention of a nation on short-term
solutions and "improvements", such irresponsible politicians simply
procrastinate on facing "the moment of truth", when the nation will
have to pay a much higher price for the main and basic problem —
bringing country back to stability and restoring the moral fiber.
A compounding factor at this stage is the so-called "grass root"
participation of the 'masses' in the political process. Demoralized
and enfeebled 'masses' tend to grab the 'easiest' short-cut solution to
social ills and socialism seems to them to be the best answer. Tradi-
tional national institutions no longer appear efficient. They are
gradually replaced by artificially created 'citizen's committees' and
'boards' which acquire more and more political power. These bodies
which are in essence, mirror reflections of the totalitarian structures
of power, are more and more 'responsive' to mob-ocracy, the rule of
of the crowd of radicalized CONSUMERS. At the same time, the
backbone of the economy — the free bargaining process — gradually
yields to the principle of 'planned economy' and 'centralization'.
With the final destruction of the free bargaining process the predomi-
nant economic power moves into the hands of "Big Brother", the
State, which functions more and more 'in cahoots' with mega-mono-
polies and monopolized labor unions. The famous 'division of
powers' no longer governs the judicial, legislative and executive lines,
but rather is replaced by bureaucracy in goverment, bureaucracy in
business and bureaucracy in labor.
In the area of foreign relations America is being pushed further
and further into isolationism and defeatism. Few remaining friends
look with horror at the destiny of those nations who were betrayed
and abandoned by the USA and try to find 'their own solutions',
which often comes as 'establishing friendly relations' with the USSR
and its Communist empire. The belligerent encirclement of America
proceeds with an ever-increasing pace and demoralized politicians
are no longer able or willing to face the inevitable reality. Soviet and
Cuban military supplies and direct intervention seem to the U S legis-
lators to be less dangerous, than America's 'losing face' by 'violating
international laws' by mining Nicaraguan ports to prevent the export
of Communist revolution to the region. The majority of Americans
are made to believe that it is their country — America — who
'violates' international law, not the USSR and its surrogates. The
average American may not even realize that the 'International Court'
is nothing but an artificial creature of the Soviet-controlled General
Assembly of the UN.
All through this stage of DESTABILIZATION, Western 'multi-
national' monopolies continue to trade, extend credits, supply tech-
nology and 'diplomatically' appease the SUBVERTER — the Cen-
tral Committee of the USSR. In total disregard of the interests of the
peoples of America and the USSR, these two giants continue to
extend aid to each other. American media keeps talking about 'fric-
tions' between the NATIONS (USA— USSR)! What 'frictions'?
Comrade Pertov in Omsk has NO FRICTIONS with Mr. Smith in
Pittsburg. In fact, they never had a chance to meet each other thanks
to Helsinki Accord. Comrade Petrov, though HAS FRICTIONS
with his oppressors — the Kremlin junta, which sends him to make
war on Afghanistan, Vietnam, Angola and Nicaragua. Comrade
Petrov does not want war with America. Neither does Mr. Smith
want to fight 'Russia'. But they may have to if the DESTABILIZA-
TION process is successful in America. Once it is, the situation in-
evitably slides into . . .
CRISIS, STAGE THREE _
It may take only 2 to 6 months, to bring America to the same
situation which now exists South of the border in Central America.
At this third stage of subversion you will have all your American
'radicals' and Soviet 'sleeper' agents springing into action, trying to
'seize power as quickly and ruthlessly as possible" (see the 'Rules of
Revolution' in the beginning of this booklet). If all the previous
stages of Soviet subversion have been successfully completed by that
time, the majority of Americans will be so totally confused that they
may even WELCOME some "strong' leaders who 'know how to talk
to the Russians'. Chances are these leaders will be elected and given
almost unlimited 'emergency powers'. A forceful change of the U.S.
system may or may not be accomplished through a civil war or
internal revolution, and a physical MILITARY invasion by the
USSR may not even have to take place at all. But change it will be,
and rather a drastic one, with all the familiar attributes of Soviet
'progress' being instituted such as NATIONALIZATION of vital
industries, the reduction of the 'private sector' of the economy to the
bare minimum, the redistribution of wealth and a massive propa-
ganda campaign by the newly 'elected' government to 'explain' and
justify the reforms.
No — no concentration camps and executions. Not yet. That will
come later at the stage of . . .
NORMALIZATION: THE FOURTH AND LAST STAGE
Any normal nation would definitely resist such a 'progressive
change'. As I have just described. And according to the 'classics of
Marxism-Leninism' there will arise pockets of resistence, shortly
after the takeover consisting of the 'enemy classes and counter-revo-
lutionaries' who will physically resist the new system. Some
Americans may take to arms and flee to the mountains (as in Afgha-
nistan). Reforms (or DESTRUCTION to be more accurate) of the
security agencies, (police and military) by the new government may
lead to a situation of 'split loyalties' among law enforcement officers
and render the majority of the population defenseless. At this point,
to avoid 'the bloodshed', the subverter moves to NORMALIZA-
TION, a term borrowed from the Soviet propaganda of 1968 — from
the time of the Soviet 'fraternal' invasion of Czechoslovakia. Com-
rade Brezhnev called that 'NORMALIZATION'. And he was right:
the vanquished country was brought BY FORCE into the NOR-
MAL state of SOCIALISM: namely, subjugation.
This is when my dear friends, you will start seeing 'friendly' Soviet
soldiers in the streets of our cities working together with American
soldiers and the 'new' police force to 'restore law and order'. Very
soon your yesterday's American socialist radicals and 'do-gooders
who were working so hard to bring 'progress' to their own country
will find themselves IN PRISONS and hastily-built concentration
camps. Many of them will be EXECUTED, quietly or publicly.
Why? Simple: the Soviet 'liberators' will have no further use for the
'disturbers'. The 'useful idiots' will have completed their work. From
PROPAGANDA OF "PEACE"
I NCOM'ROLLABLE GROWTH
OF MILITARY INDUSTfHAL
PACIFISM. 'COMMUNISM IS
NOT AN ENEMV-REDUCTION
OF DEFENSE SPENDING
PROPAGANDA OF "NATIONAL-LIBER.
PROVOKING LOCAL MILJTAR.
DOCTRINES OF "CONTAINMENT
OF COMMUNIST EXPANSION"
ECONOMIC AID TO THE
ANTI -'IMPERIALIST PROPAGANDA ^
EXPANSION OF MILITARY AND
ECONOMIC AREA OF CONTROL
\NTI-WAR MOVEMENT. DRAFT
PEACE WITH HONOR'
PROPAGANDA OF 'ACHIEVEMENTS'
OF THE INDEPENDENT' STATES ^
SOLIDIFYING OF THE
LIBERATED' AREAS: ESTABLISH-
ING OF MARXIST JUNTAS.
•FORGETTINC" ABOUT THE
LOST FRIENDS. DECLINE OF
FAITH INTO USA FRIENDSHIP
INTENSE IDEOL. SUBVERSION
PERIOD OF STABILITY' AND
A PAUSE IN EXPANSION
NEW BUILD UP OF ARMS
PROMOTION OF "PEACENIKS' TO
POWER. ACADEMIA. MEDIA
REEVALUATION OF GOALS.
SELF-FLAGELLATION (CIA. ETC.)
ACCUSATIONS: 'CIA PLOTS'. ETC.
NEW STAGE OF EXPANSION.
WAR BY PROXY (CUBA)
NAVY PRESENCE ALL OVER.
INVOLVEMENT IN REVOLUTION
THREATS AND WARNINGS'.
APPEASEMENT OF 3RD WORLD.
BETRAYAL OF ALLIES: KOREA,
TAIWAN. S. AFRICA, ETC.
EVACUATION OF PERSONNEL
OPEN THREATS, SUPPORT OF
•STUDENTS' TAKE OVER USA EMB.
DIRECT AGGRESSION (ASIA)
INVASION • AFGHANISTAN
FRIENDLESS USA BEEFS UP
WAR EFFORT (DEFENSE)
•BOYCOTT" AND OTHER
CHILDISH 'PUNISHMENIS 1 *
This chart explains in detail the steps in the subversion process from the destabilization stage
to the crisis stage (see chart of "The Subversion Process" > in the areas of
economics, military, and diplomatic relations. The longer arrow indicates the action of the
subverter; the smaller arrow indicates the response of the target nation to the actions of the
then on the New Order will need STABILITY and NEW MORALI-
TY. No more 'grass roots' movements. No more criticism of the
State. The Press will obediently censor itself. In fact, this censorship
is already existing NOW, imposed by the so-called U.S.'liberals'and
You will now have the opportunity to 'enjoy' exactly the same life
as the Vietnamese, Cambodians, Angolans and Nicaraguans, be-
trayed by you enjoy NOW. This state of social 'NORMALIZA-
TION' may last forever, that is — your life-time and life-times of you
children and grandchildren . . .
IT WILL NEVER HAPPEN HERE!
What if it does happen here? Why take chances? What are the
SOLUTIONS? There are different solutions for different stages of
subversion. If a nation has enough common sense to STOP subver-
sion at the very beginning of the DEMORALIZATION stage, you
may never need the painful and drastic solutions needed to deal with
the CRISIS stage.
The most general solution I can offer — for the whole process of
SUBVERSION — is to STOP AIDING THE SUBVERTER. You
are still living in a free society and you are able to force your elected
politicians to change their policies toward the Communist world if
you so choose. But if YOU , personally do not see anything wrong in
dealing with the Communists and HELPING them in their global
expansion, I feel that you should begin learning more about the reali-
ty of the Communist/ Socialist situation, not from your monopolized
media, but from the independent media and press who have no
vested interest in making out the Soviet Union to be the 'good guys,'
and from people like myself, who have experienced Commun-
ism first-hand for many years. There are numerous American
patriotic groups and organizations who are well informed and who
already have many SOLUTIONS, to combat the damage done by
ideological subversion some of which are as good or even better than
mine. Seek these groups, join them and DO something.
This booklet is my love letter to America. I did not write it to
frighten or threaten the nation that I love for its freedom, its princi-
ples, its ideals. But if you were walking across the street with a friend
and saw a car barreling down upon you both that your friend did not
see, would you say nothing to your friend and move out of the way,
leaving him to be hit? Of course not and I do not intend to do that to
In my next booklet, I will cover the full solutions to the problem of
ideological subversion. I sincerely hope you will be reading it.
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